Resources for Families Living with Spinal Cord Injury

After being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, it can be difficult to get back to your normal lifestyle and routine. San Diego Injury Lawyer in San Diego, CA, provides resources for families living with spinal cord injury to help you stay informed about your disability, explore the outlets that are available to you, and help you return to your normal life as much as possible. 

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If you or a loved one is a victim of spinal cord injury, San Diego Injury Lawyer can review your case, discuss your legal options with you, and pursue fair compensation.

General Information ABout Spinal Cord Injury 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The degree and type of spinal cord injury (SCI) is different in each case, but the NICHD has compiled a comprehensive information page outlining the common symptoms and statistics surrounding spinal cord injury. 

Shepherd Center 

To learn more about spinal cord injury, how it affects your body, and other frequently asked questions, visit The Shepherd Center's website.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

The NINDS website is home to helpful articles outlining the definition of spinal cord injury along with treatment opportunities, clinical trials, and research advances in treating these injuries. 

Healthline 

Healthline provides a more basic overview of the nature of spinal cord injuries along with the steps you should take immediately after you suspect a spinal cord injury has occurred. 

National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center 

This center outlines demographics about spinal cord injury and provides information about costs that accompany a SCI diagnosis. 

Treatment Center Information

UC San Diego Health 

UCSD Health offers a program to restore essential functions to patients with spinal cord injury. Depending on the level and severity of your injury, the doctors at UCSD can perform surgery or treatment to help you regain motor or respiratory control. 

Project Walk 

For almost two decades, Project Walk has been helping victims of spinal cord injury strive towards recovery by providing therapeutic services that can increase your overall well-being. The foundation's headquarters are located in San Diego, CA. 

Sharp HealthCare 

Sharp HealthCare is also local to the San Diego community, and prides itself as being not for profit, but for people. Sharp's Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation program can help patients regain their independence and strengthen their self-esteem following a spinal cord injury. 

Disability Assistance 

United Spinal Association 

The United Spinal Association provides detailed information about how to acquire financial and medical assistance following your spinal cord injury. 

The Hill Foundation 

The Hill Foundation's website, Facing Disability, offers a comprehensive list of government and private organizations that offer help to patients with disabilities. For your convenience, the website provides concise information about each organization and will link you directly to their website. 

Access to Independence 

Access to Independence has several locations including a San Diego facility, and offers peer counseling and training to help you acquire independent living skills following your injury.

Government Assistance 

United States Department of Labor 

The U.S. government provides a list of resources for patients with disability advising them on how to acquire government benefits, protect their civil rights, and successfully obtain employment and education.

Social Security Administration 

The SSA can help you navigate benefits available to you on their Benefits.gov portal. As of 2017, there are 49 government benefits available for disability assistance. 

Assistive Equipment and Technology 

United Spinal Association 

The United Spinal Association provides a list of advancing technologies for patients with disability and how to acquire them.

Maddak

Maddak is a retailer of assistive equipment that can help you participate in your daily routine more easily. They also offer tools to modify your home to become more readily accessible if you have a disability. 

The Hill Foundation 

The Hill Foundation's Facing Disability has compiled a list of websites that offer wheelchairs, home adaptation tools, driving adaptation tools, and modified technology for patients with disabilities. 

PROMOTING WELLNESS WITH A DISABILITY

Sharp HealthCare  

Patients with spinal cord injuries can have a higher risk of health complications, and Sharp HealthCare provides health and wellness tips to help you achieve wellness.

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

This hospital closely describes the health risks associated with spinal cord injury and provides tips on how to manage and prevent them

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF SPINAL CORD INJURY

If you or a loved one is a victim of spinal cord injury, San Diego Injury Lawyer can review your case, discuss your legal options with you, and pursue fair compensation on your behalf. Call us at (619) 272-4028 or contact us online to find out more.